[mythtv] Fwd: Current DVB problems rundown

William Uther willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Sep 11 07:18:15 UTC 2005

On 11/09/2005, at 6:51 AM, mythtv-dev-request at mythtv.org wrote:

> Message: 7
> Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2005 00:43:33 +1000
> From: William Uther <willu.mailingLists at cse.unsw.edu.au>

>    It looks like the DVB stuff is starting to stabilise again, so I
> thought I'd jump in and help test.  I'm in Sydney, Australia using
> DVB-T with multiple Fusion HDTV Lite cards (and a single Twinhan
> card).  Mythtv rev 7224.  Sarge with kernel.org kernel 2.6.12 and DVB
> patches as at 2005-07-12 (this includes the infamous new frequency
> race condition fix).

> Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2005 13:12:46 -0400
> From: Daniel Kristjansson <danielk at cuymedia.net>

> On Sun, 2005-09-11 at 00:43 +1000, William Uther wrote:
>>    iii) None of my channels transmit guide information, so they all
>> started invisible.  This is actually an improvement for me, as 3/4
>> channels in Aus are basically duplicates.  I just made the ones I
>> wanted visible.  Normally I have to turn off 3/4 of the channels
>> rather than turning on just 1/4 :).
> This is actually "fixed" in recent SVN. Now it marks them as visible
> even if they don't have guide info.

I was using rev 7224.  That is after rev 7215 where you closed issue  

>>    iv) I can record fine.  However, I get no liveTV - the frontend
>> shows a blank screen with no signal lock, and the backend freezes.
>> Others want to use the box now, I'll try and post logs later.  This
>> sounds the same as Adam Egger's problem.
> Without the logs it is hard to tell.

As described above, I have three tuners.  It seems that all three  
work with scheduled recording.  LiveTV seems to like tuner #2 (0  
based counting - the third tuner) which is different to the other  
two.  I tried using 'Y' to switch tuners on live TV, but that caused  
the front end to crash.

I tried posting logs - they're a little large and the post was  
rejected.  They are online here:


I tired a bunch of different things in these logs.  Recording  
different channels, watching different channels live, etc.

> I don't know if we have anyone in Australia reporting DVB success  
> yet...

Well, I have success for scheduled recordings.  :)  As I said, it  
works much better if you manually set up the transports and then  
'scan existing transports'.

Be well,

Will           :-}

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